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I have adored Jordy Hewitt's work for the longest time. I don’t know if I can articulate why in an elegant way. So I’ll clumsily say: I just love it. It’s visceral. To me, the work is deep, and mysterious - and comforting. I get lost in it. There’s always something new to see. These are pieces you’d never tire of seeing every day.

I was beyond excited to collaborate on a scent that was diffused in the background of Jordy’s latest exhibition, Daylight.


Rosalina (Melaleuca ericifolia) is a darling. It’s fresh and earthy, a (little) floral and a (lot) lemony. It’s gentle on you. Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua) is like Rosalina’s big sister. The aroma has a lovely crisp freshness, with some grounding woody undertones. It is soothing, clearing and settling. Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) is a touch green, a touch floral, a touch spicy. Black Pepper shines in a blend - alone you could say it’s a bit of a non-starter, sorry! - bringing in crisp, fresh and peppery elements. 

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) is one of those essential oils we all love. Clean, fresh, earthy, woody, spicy-sweet. Soothing and meditative as it stills the mind and invites tranquillity. Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica) is solid. A gentle camphoraceous top note and sweet woody-balsamic undertone. Feels warm and grounding. Like the majestic cedarwood tree, the essential oil brings with it a strengthening and stabilising presence. Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) is a true love. Thick and viscous; representative of its intense smoky, earthy, woody aroma. Like the root system Vetiver is derived from, the essential oil smells and feels grounding. Earthy and comforting. This marvellous oil holds all the others in place, beautifully. 




@bea__taylor from The Design Files describes Jordy’s work as: “ Bold + Luminous 'Petri Dish'-Like Paintings”. 



Of Daylight, @i.kotsoglo writes: “Daylight sees Hewitt present an improbably harmonious palette; fields of colour merge, interrupt, overlay and spar. Colours evoking a sense of whimsicality find their antithesis within the same frame, each grounded by the other. Hewitt amplifies tonal subtleties through materiality, with an energy appearing at times both vexed and triumphant in equal measure.”

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